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Read all the frequently asked questions and policies regarding the weight loss program offered by Advanced Medical Weight Loss and Esthetics, LLC in Brick, NJ.


What is an American Board of Obesity Medicine physician?

It is a physician with expertise in the sub-specialty of obesity medicine. This sub-specialty requires competency in and a thorough understanding of the treatment of obesity and the genetic, biologic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity.


How does the physician help lose weight?

The obesity medicine physician employs therapeutic interventions including diet, physical activity, behavioral change, and pharmacotherapy.


What is the comprehensive approach to weight loss?

The obesity medicine physician utilizes a comprehensive approach, and may include additional resources such as nutritionists, exercise physiologists, mental health professionals and bariatric surgeons as indicated to achieve optimal results.

Additionally, the obesity medicine physician maintains competency in providing pre- peri- and post-surgical care of bariatric surgery patients, promotes the prevention of obesity, and advocates for those who suffer from obesity.


Why did you choose to become certified by ABOM?

Having the certification, I stand out as an expert in this field.  It gives me more knowledge, confidence, and comfort to treat patients with the best evidence-based and most up-to-date therapies.


How many calories will I be eating?

Depends on the which program best suits your goal weight.  It can range from 800-1500 calories with complete meal replacements to eating grocery foods.


How much weight can I expect to lose?

Depends on several factors including current weight, program enrolled in, age, gender, and activity level. On average 3-5 pounds a week.


Why is protein important?

You body must have protein for physiological needs and to maintain muscle mass.


How do you know weight lost is from fat and not muscle?

We use state of the art body composition analyzer, the Inbody 570 to monitor body fat.  It has various components including: Hydration, Dry lean mass, Body fat mass, Lean body mass, Skeletal muscle mass, BMI, Percent Body Fat, Visceral Fat level, Basal metabolic rate, etc.  See the videos on the right.


Are carbohydrates and fat important?

Yes, but in smaller amounts.


Will I be hungry?

Hunger diminishes within 1-2 days of the program.


How will this diet help me lose fat?

Body will burn its stored fat for energy when calories are limited.

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